Pirron Motorsports FV

Pirron Motorsport Rally Can-Am Turbo

Gonzalo Pirron and his crew are not at all new to the Off-Road scene. Since 2005 they have been racing in some of the most challenging classes like Trophy-Trucks, Spec TT and Class 1. We’d also like to mention one of their biggest achievements, in 2016 the team managed to secure 2nd place in the Trophy Truck the SCORE championship.

But times change and Gonzalo is yet another racer who realizes that UTVs are more than simple “golf carts”. In 2019 Gonzalo reached out to Elias Hanna to build a new UTV. Elias, who started his own UTV builder company which we did a feature earlier this year, their weapon-of-choice? a Can-Am Maverick X3 turbo.

It’s worth mentioning that this UTV is not driven by Gonzalo, but by his daughters Alexia and Hanna Pirron. Both are you drivers, but starting what seems to be a promising career following their dad’s footsteps in off-road racing.

It seems that Can-Am has been leading the UTV racing scene after releasing their X3 version, both Elias and Gonzalo saw an opportunity to have a racing machine that is as reliable as it is powerful. This UTV is not the highest-end of the current side-by-side field but that’s the beauty of these machines. Keep them as stock as possible to keep them as reliable as possible. After all, Can-Am and all of the other UTV’s have hundreds of engineers making sure you get the best possible machine right out of the box, and that’s what UTV’s are all about.  

Pirron Motorsports FV

Of course upgrades are a must to be competitive, this is where the most important brands that support off-road racing come in. King shocks and Fifty6 Industries upgrade the suspension to make sure the car stays put thru everything the desert throws at it. 32” Toyo Tires do the equivalent below the shocks and Method Race Wheels hold everything together by giving awesome style and performance.

The drivetrain is stock but with 172HP out of the box there’s no need to fix something that’s not broken. In the cockpit we can find all the safety necessary with Sparco racing seats, and Sabelt racing seat belts. As common as it is between Baja racers, Lowrance and Rugged Radios keep the navigation and communications going all day long.

Check out the Specs table and enjoy some eye candy below!

Pirron Motorsports Can-Am X3

Owner: Alexia and Hanna Pirron
Builder:Pirron Motorsports HN Motorsports
Date Completed: 2019
Chassis:Canam X3
Weight:n/a
Wheel Base:Stock 2-door Canam
Track Width:78″

Performance

Engine:Stock 172HP Turbo
Cooling: CBR
ExhaustStock
PlumbingXRP
TransmissionStock
Driveline: Stock
Brakes:Stock
Fuel Cell:Pyrotect

Exterior

Tires: Toyo Tires 32″
Wheels: Method Race Wheels
Paint/ Graphics: Pirron Motorsports
Body: Glasskraft
Front Suspension: Super UTV / King Shocks
Rear SuspensionFifty6 Industries / King Shocks
Steering: Stock
Wiring:PROWIRE
Lights:Baja Design

Interior

Navigation:Lowrance
Communication:Rugged Radios intercom
Seats:Sparco
Safety: Sabelt
Ernesto Araiza

Being born right in the heart of Off-Road Racing, Ernesto always had a dream to be an Off-Road Racer. After finish college he ditched his engineer career to chase the dream of action photographer. It didn't took long to get spotted by MadMedia where he still works. In less than 5 years after 'going pro' he reached some of the most important peaks in his life working for several international brands and events like the Rally Dakar. After 30 years of dreaming, he still have one goal in mind, to keep his face full of dust.